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Moon Light

By TheFotoGraffer  
I was out last night trying to shoot some ruins in the dark.. a project I'm doing at college.. "Ruined at Midnight'

The idea is that I shoot 4 ruins in Edinburgh, in the dark!! I've chosen the dark, because the 4 places I've chosen are all in dark areas of the city with no street lights, and pretty much after dark, no one can see there are there..

This is a shot of St Anthonys Chapel, up on the hill of Arthurs Seat, looking out over the pond in Holyrood Park. The moon was near full last night, and a break in the clouds meant that conditions were near perfect..

Shot at f11 for 4 mins iso200

Thanks for looking


Tags: General Edinburgh Specialist and abstract Arthurs seat Landscape and travel Duck pond Holyrood park St anthonys chapel Thefotograffer Night and low light Moon lit

Voters: Kenfromsot, PLCimagery, Sylviwhalley and 4 more

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DRicherby 12 269 726 United Kingdom
28 Mar 2010 6:47PM
I'm not sure about this one, to be honest. I think it would be pretty ordinary if taken in daylight and does `Ah, but it was taken in moonlight' really gives it much more, beyond the motion-blurred trees? Perhaps a slightly shorter exposure (three minutes?) would make it look more like night? Might be worth cropping out the bin(?) in the bottom right, too.

Maybe I'm just a grumpyguts who uses too many question marks in his comments?
Diana 14 2.0k 19 Netherlands
29 Mar 2010 1:05AM
P that is pretty light at f11 ...?

a shorter expo would not make this work imo

(but what do I know?) Wink

did you check the moons state? I think if you did the same on a waxing or waning moon with a longer exposure you'd crack it


EDIT: if it was me (and it isn't of course) I'd use f.5.6 no moon on the night and bang out a really long expo on this Wink and comp from lower down..more sky less ground

I do love the organic tree movement Smile
Diana 14 2.0k 19 Netherlands
29 Mar 2010 1:11AM
Just read your description (sorry) full moon

I thought so
DRicherby 12 269 726 United Kingdom
29 Mar 2010 6:55AM
Diana wrote:

Quote:a shorter expo would not make this work imo
(but what do I know?) Wink

Well, easily ten times as much as I know about night photography! Grin
29 Mar 2010 10:05PM
I had tried a few attempts at this shot before.. using the longer exposures, but it was just too windy! i had blur every time a gust of wind came across the pond. It wasn't constant though, So opted for a 5 min expo, and bottled it at 4.... too freaking cold.. I'll try again though.

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